I am going to be a guest at PARAHORROR 2018 in Buffalo, New York at the end of summer.
I will be giving a two- day presentation, book signings & tarot readings on Saturday, August 25, 2018, 11 AM-7 PM and Sunday, August 26,2018, 11 AM-4 PM. My young daughter Ligeia Leigh Steadman will be joining me, along with my beautiful wife.
This is a three-day event, starting on Friday the 24th and running over the weekend. The Friday hours are August 24, 2018, 5 PM-9PM.
Tickets can be purchased online at the Parahorror website. Contact Parahorror: http://www.Parahorror.com ; info@Parahorror.com ; John@beyondghosts.com ; Chrissy@beyondghosts.com
Tickets can also be purchased at the door of the event. There is free admission for children 10 and under.
Parahorror is an annual event, created to bring the fans of all things horror together with the lovers of all things paranormal.
Parahorror is the brain child of the creative & cutting-edge team from Beyond Ghosts LLC. It is “for the people, by the people”, and truly, Buffalo & Western New York’s very own Art, Horror, Oddities and Paranormal supershow.
For the last several years, Parahorror has been held in the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo New York. The terminal is a 17-story, art deco building which was active as a bus & train station from 1929-79 but is now abandoned.
It is an impressive, imposing structure, rising up huge & monolithic in the middle of a desolate landscape, reminiscent of the eldritch, other-worldly edifices that are usually found only inside the borders of Lovecraft country. A perfect place for Parahorror!
On the Saturday & Sunday, I’ll be signing copies of my recent book: H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition, published by Red Wheel/Weiser.
My presentation, “H. P. Lovecraft’s Monsters”, will take place on each of the two days; the time is to be determined by my hosts. Using PowerPoint slides, I will be discussing the two sets of monsters that appear in Lovecraft dark, macabre fiction: the extra-terrestrials & the trans-dimensional entities. I will demonstrate that none of these are really “monsters” at all in the strict sense; they are merely different, alternative live forms that are superior in many ways to humankind.
I will also be giving Tarot readings all day on Saturday & Sunday. I have been reading the Tarot for a very long time now & my readings are not only insightful, but fun. I do my readings like narratives; woven tapestries of future prospects & dreams.
My daughter Ligeia has just completed her second year at Michigan State University, majoring in Japanese & Asian languages and she will be giving Tarot readings as well. Ligeia has a new deck, the Manga Tarot, which she finds enchanting & accurate. She is eager to try it out at Parahorror.
Ligeia & I are a perfect fit for Parahorror; we celebrate the curious, the unusual, and the supernatural.
So come out this year to see us!